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May 21, 2010

Next-Generation Biofuels

This week’s issue of USDA’s Amber Waves reports that production of next-generation biofuels (which include cellulosic....More
May 14, 2010

Cool Way to Calculate Fuel Efficiency

The U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have a good online guide to help consumers....More
Apr 30, 2010

Clean Energy Economy Will Lead Global Economy

“For decades, we talked about how our dependence on oil threatened our economy; but our will to act rose and fell with....More
Apr 22, 2010

Earth Day: A Teachable Moment

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. April 22 was designated as a day to raise environmental awareness through....More
Apr 09, 2010

Recovery Act Funding Helps Advanced Biofuels Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that the Department’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will....More
Mar 26, 2010

Bi-Partisan Effort on Extending Ethanol Tax Credits

While Democrats and Republicans have been fighting tooth and nail on health care reform, there was at least one....More
Mar 12, 2010

Work Continues on Further Reducing Ethanol's Water Consumption

In the mid-February 2010 edition of Farm Industry News (page 24), I reported that ethanol is not a water hog. The....More
Mar 05, 2010

Voice Your Support for Biofuels

I regularly receive updates from the 25x25 Alliance (, a coalition of agricultural, environmental and....More
Feb 12, 2010

EPA Finalizes Rule for Expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2)

The EPA has finalized a rule implementing the renewable fuels mandate of 36 billion gallons by 2022 that was....More
Jan 30, 2010

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Grand Opening

On Friday, January 29, DuPont Danisco Cellulosic Ethanol LLC (DDCE), the University of Tennessee and Genera Energy LLC....More
Jan 15, 2010

Can Ethanol Become More Geographically Desirable?

POET and Magellan Midstream Partners L.P. announced last week that they will assess the feasibility of an ethanol....More
Dec 31, 2009

New Decade: Big for Biofuels

Happy New Year! And Happy New Decade! This should be quite a decade as far as biofuels are concerned—starting with....More
Dec 17, 2009

Valero to Buy Three More Ethanol Plants

Valero Energy Corporation, which purchased seven of the ethanol production plants formerly owned by VeraSun Energy....More
Dec 01, 2009

EPA to Make E15 Determination in 2010

Wanting to ensure that it has “all necessary science to make the right decision,” EPA expects to make a final decision....More
Nov 25, 2009

Ethanol’s Impact on the Livestock Business

“Ethanol and a Changing Agricultural Landscape” is a new report out from the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS). If....More
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